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VIDEO: Bill Clinton Calls Lieberman’s Iraq Stance The ‘Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Position’

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"VIDEO: Bill Clinton Calls Lieberman’s Iraq Stance The ‘Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Position’"

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This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, former President Bill Clinton explained Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s position on invading Iraq “is the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld position,” and one that nearly all progressives disagree with. Clinton characterized the Lieberman position as: “I want to attack Iraq whether or not they have weapons of mass destruction.” Watch it.

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According to a recent World Public Opinion Poll, 71 percent of Americans said that the US should not have gone to war if Iraq did not have WMD, while just 27 percent said that the US should still have gone to war with Iraq for other reasons.

Full transcript below:

JAKE TAPPER: Joe Lieberman said that this was basically liberals in the party purging moderates such as him and you out of the party, and that there needs to be a voice for more moderate national security voices.

CLINTON: Well, if I were Joe and I were running as an independent that’s what I’d say, too. But that’s not quite right. That is, there were almost no Democrats who agreed with his position, which was I want to attack Iraq whether or not they have weapons of mass destruction. And his position was the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld position.

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